The brand-new novel from Tom Holt, the master of comic fantasy
Blending particle physics with base humour, this devilish satire bites large chunks out of fantasy fiction, smug bloggers, lawyers and all things elven. Devour with relish.
"the novel eventually delivers powerful drama that strips away the gray of moral relativism and lets its heroes shine through..."
— A.V. Club
4.02 out of 5
Will and Testament
Vigdis Hjorth, Charlotte Barslund
"In this unappealing but compelling book, Hjorth proves brilliant at revealing the stubborn, unredemptive quality of childhood suffering...."
— The Guardian
4.2 out of 5
"the novel feels like a loose, even rambling anthology of his familiar concerns — where the only real surprise is that Islam and hippies are spared their usual kicking..."
— The Times
Night Boat To Tangier
"Barry is such a deft and generous writer that he gets the honey-to-acid blend almost exactly right..."
— The New York Times
3.76 out of 5
"As late-career gambles go, it’s a bold one. Yet one senses O’Brien felt the story was simply too urgent not to put her gifts in its service..."
— The Observer
4.62 out of 5
The Secrets We Kept
"an unusual, stimulating variant on the standard spy thriller..."
— The Sunday Times
4 out of 5
"The Institute sits alone in the woods. But it’s symptomatic of a wider malaise..."
3.55 out of 5
A Single Thread
"a novel that movingly examines hidden depths beneath quiet exteriors...."
To Calais, In Ordinary Time
"Meek brilliantly creates a variety of voices, and a language appropriate to the 14th century,..."
3.67 out of 5
"an enjoyably overwrought exercise in dark melodrama...."
"Time, tide, and the sacred in the everyday – 50 years in the Big Apple..."
— The Spectator
3.64 out of 5
The Dutch House
"This genealogical dig is grand in scope and spilling with secrets..."
The Art of the Body
"Finely written and thoughtfully devised, [it's] a disquieting and unsettling read about the balance of power, cruelty and compassion..."
Etgar Keret, Sondra Silverston, Jessica Cohen, Miriam Shlesinger
"The Israeli writer’s whimsy often conceals gut-wrenching wisdom, while heartache comes laced with hilarity..."
"The colourful cast includes a pair of dysfunctional detectives (one of whom just happens to have a thing about skyscrapers), a bibulous newspaper columnist and the widowed mayor’s browbeaten son...."
"a techie thriller about the kindness and cruelty of strangers..."
"Jessie Burton explores the propensity to label women’s writing as ‘autofiction’ and the dangers of such categorisation..."
— Financial Times
3.13 out of 5
The Warlow Experiment
"A curious historical experiment from 1797 to get a man to live alone underground for seven years is spun out into a novel..."
3.63 out of 5
The Second Sleep
"It’s a provocative, tub‑ thumping sci-fi of which H. G. Wells might have been proud...."
— Daily Mail
4.11 out of 5
"Warwick is engaging and highly principled, refusing fast promotion to learn on the beat..."
The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing
"The characterisation is great and the atmosphere powerful...."
A Moth to a Flame
Stig Dagerman, Benjamin Miers-Cruz, Siri Hustvedt
"This moody, death-haunted novel is well worth reading...."
— Evening Standard
This is Happiness
"Niall Williams’s novel delivers us back into a world with fewer problems than modern age..."
— Irish Times
4.4 out of 5